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Jessica
From USD 142 per day
Length
39m
129 ft
Max 30
Nitrox
PADI
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Liveaboard trips across the Red Sea
  • Large cabins with private bathrooms
  • All cabins are well proportioned
  • Huge saloon
  • Large wooden motor yacht

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Launched in 2009, Jessica is a very large 39m long wooden hull motor yacht that operates liveaboard diving tours for up to 30 guests throughout Egypt's Red Sea. You can explore the dive sites of the Sinai Peninsula, such as Ras Mohamed and the Straits of Tiran, the famous northern wrecks like the Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas and Rosalie Moller, the marine parks including Brothers and Daedalus, as well as the colourful reefs in the deep south at St John's and Fury Shoals.

The yacht is operated by the experienced international company, Dune, that runs liveaboard tours in 4 countries. They have both European and Egyptian dive guides who are passionate about diving, well trained, and know the different regions very well. They are familiar with the seasonal conditions and can choose the most appropriate sites, considering diver experience and wishes. They balance diver safety and comfort with a fun and friendly atmosphere, sharing tips, anecdotes and stories, to ensure the most enjoyable cruise possible.

Guests are accommodated in large and bright cabins on the upper and lower decks. Their is a private bathroom in each cabin. The boat has a run-of-the-house cabin policy, but guests can pay a small fee to pre-select their preferred cabin. Meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned dining area. Guests can watch a movie or relax in the lounge. Alternatively they can enjoy a drink and socialise in the shaded open air upper deck at the stern. The sun deck offers a further relaxation area, furnished with sun loungers and comfy seating, for guests to enjoy the sunshine.

There are 2 motorised 8-diver dinghies for onboard Jessica that are used to transport scuba divers to the sites. The dive platform has 2 ladders for easy egress. Enriched air nitrox is provided free of charge by a membrane system. On the final afternoon of each cruise (usually the Friday), guests can go on a city tour or a quadbike excursion. What a great way to end a truly memorable Red Sea liveaboard trip!

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

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Notes: Age limit: young divers are welcome on all routes provided they have the dive experience required. Childcare services are not available and parents are responsible for their minors onboard, therefore a regular diving trip is not recommend for young non-diving children.

Dive experience: In the marine parks, scuba divers must have an Advanced Open Water Diver licence or equivalent. Divers who have at least 50 logged dives and take the advanced course onboard may join these cruises too. For diving elsewhere in Egypt, a minimum of 20 logged dives is required.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport (see below), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weightbelt and weights.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 105 per week), dive computer (US$ 58 per week), SMB, park and port fees (US$ 58 per week), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, or bank card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), espresso, torch (US$ 35 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 47 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Jessica's Red Sea liveaboard tours depart from Hurghada, Safaga or Port Ghalib. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a yacht representative carrying a 'Dune' signboard will meet you outside the arrivals hall, after you have passed through luggage collection and customs. Private transfers are provided form the local airport, and a collective minibus is used to transport any guests that need a transfer from Hurghada Airport to Port Ghalib (200 km/3.5 hours). For more details visit our Egypt travel information section.
Guests board on the first day after 2 pm. The first and last nights of the tour are spent in port. The last dive of the trip will be about 10 am on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Guests disembark at or before 10 am on the final day. If you plan to arrive early or depart late, the use of a day-use hotel is recommended.

Non-diver rate: US$ 58 discount.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% discount for groups of 10+ guests.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 10% discount from the total cruise price.

Add-on package: We recommend some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt to create a once-in-a-lifetime Red Sea diving vacation. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the River Nile, the Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be added to your travel plans to make a perfect Egyptian adventure. Other activities such as 4x4 desert safaris, Bediouin visits, birding tours, and camel rides are also available.


 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 16 cabins onboard Jessica (15 of which are used for guests on each cruise), each with a private bathroom: On the lower deck there are 4 twin bed cabins and 6 cabins with a double and a single bed. On the main deck there are 3 twin bed cabins and 1 double bed cabin. And on the upper deck there are 2 more twin bed cabins.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper and main deck
  • Toiletries, towels and bathrobe
  • Bedisde cabinet
  • Reading lights
  • Wardrobe, mirror and shelves
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
  • Storage space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 17 / 17 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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